i want to make him a special dinner tonight, any ideas?!

Question: I want to make him a special dinner tonight, any ideas?
liam really spoiled me last night in every way possible but then i wonder is it because he is hiding something. im too suspiscious of him but i love him too much. tonight i want to show him how much i care by cooking him a nice dinner. we usually just have take outs on a tuesday. what do you suggest? he loves lots of meat dishes. i want something easy i can put in the oven and take out when its all ready to perfection.


steaks and baked potatoes with some roasted veggies on the side

If I were hiding something I wouldn't go out of the ordinary, but that's just what makes sense to me.

You could see if he likes lasagna and then have Texas toast and steamed vegetables with that. Or spaghetti and Texas toast. Or maybe some tacos... Hot dogs... Cheeseburgers...

I really like greek foods and they have a bit of meat in them.

Moussaka is yummy but can be time consuming, serve with a greek salad

cook some lamb greek style with lemon, garlic and oregano and serve with potato wedges and greek salad

cook any meat iteams which is easy for u to cook. what you cook and how is the dinner doesn't matter, your love towards him is matter that you cook for him.

If you want to do something special fix whatever his favorite meal is....you should know what it is. Add wine, soft music, candlelight and dress up.

find out what he likes and get a good recipe. Also dress up. Then ask him if something is going on. Terri Jo Lorz

Terri Jo Lorz

Steak, scallop potatoes, broccolli, n biscuits, mmmmmmmm yum, I think thats what imma have myself 2 nite, lol

A nice Cleavland steamer

Engagement Chicken
100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know

* 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
* 1?2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons—including 1 sliced for garnish
* 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt
* 1?2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley)


Here it is: the recipe that started it all. And once you’ve made it, you’ll know why: It serves up the kind of home-cooked goodness that no restaurant meal can top. The chicken’s crispy skin is drenched in herb-infused juices (don’t forget to pour the pan drippings back over the chicken before serving or, alternately, to drizzle them over individual pieces on the plate), and the trick of turning the chicken 15 minutes into cooking keeps the meat uniquely moist.

We’ve suggested a complete menu on page 245, but honestly, any simple sides will work with a main course this splendid. You can go with either white wine (in which case a Riesling would be nice) or red (try pinot noir). Happy cooking—and an even happier future to you and the lucky person you’ve deemed worthy of this dish.


Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the giblets from the chicken, wash the chicken inside and out with cold water, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander for 2 minutes.

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place the chicken breast-side down in a medium roasting pan fitted with a rack and pour the lemon juice all over the chicken, both inside and out. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper inside and out.

Prick 2 whole lemons three times each in three different places with a fork and place them deep inside the cavity. Chicken cavity size may vary, so if one lemon is partly sticking out, that’s fine. (Tip: If the lemons are stiff, roll them on the countertop with your palm before pricking to get the juices flowing.)

Put the chicken in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350°F, and roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Using tongs or two wooden spoons, turn the chicken breast-side up. Insert a meat thermometer in the thigh, and return the chicken to the oven and roast for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 180°F and the juices run clear when the thigh is pricked with a fork. Continue roasting if necessary. Keep in mind that cooking times in different ovens vary; roasting a chicken at 350°F takes approximately 18–20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes.

Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving. And here’s the secret: Pour the juices from the roasting pan on top of the sliced chicken—this is the “marry me juice.” Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon slices.

Glamour Girl Tip
Carving a bird takes a lot of practice, so don’t expect it to be perfect on your first try. The most important thing is to have a sharp knife (preferably one made specifically for carving). Start by slicing the breasts, removing as much meat as possible, and then remove the legs and the wings (using kitchen shears works well too). Don’t worry if it looks messy; it will taste just as good!


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